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FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
. remember, if you want to help poverty this isn't the way to do it. the earned income tax credit does it. take this out of politics. take this out of unions. remember, 67% of people that make minimum wage work part time. $53,000 a year is what the average person who makes a minimum wage, that household, makes. this does not do a lot for poverty but it does hurt small business. >> does it hurt the young people, the college students who are flipping burgers? they don't want to make a career of it but they're part time and raising the wage would probably get them out of a job. >> actually, i totally disagree with that. there's very little evidence to suggest that. a modest increase in the minimum wage, tying it to inflation, actually has a net job loss. >> they're asking for double. >> i don't think that's appropriate. i support the president's call to raise the minimum wage. as he said in february, tie that to inflation, tie that to cost of living. that makes sense. how can anybody earn a living on $15,000 a year? doesn't make sense. i don't support a whole sale increase of it to 15. i thi
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 8:30am PST
've devised a plan that would dramatically lower taxes in detroit, bring the corporate income tax down to five percent, the personal income tax down to five percent, make the capital gains tax zero, take the payroll tax and bring it down for the employee and the employer. without bringing any new money to detroit, just leaving money in detroit is over a billion dollars that would stimulate detroit's economy. >> basically a flat tax but flat nonetheless. >> absolutely. flat and very low. we also look at regulations and try to get rid of the owner's regulations that's making it expensive for city government and for businesses to locate in detroit. we think if you combine all of this, that it would be the model for how you would rescue cities across the country but any impoverished area. we have impoverished areas in eastern kentucky. we think this same plan would rescue them and parts of louisville and other major cities. >> maybe the country while you're at it. we have had five years of spread the wealth. you didn't build that. share share economics. where has obama failed detroit? >> here's th
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
which is trying to make a big stink about this suggesting that they wouldn't, for example, allow tax cuts or other types of things for certain companies and not others, right? this is whether we should have tax cuts. >> this happens all the time. totally incestuous between public and private constantly. look at places like illinois now where any company that stays is getting some kind of a deal except probably the small ones. >> except the small ones. any company of any size is getting a deal. >> maybe the rolls should be across the board nothing? >> no. >> a friend of mine, joannea kagan. >> didn't bob kraft do it in foxborough? >> i don't know enough. >>> let's talk about the next story. if you work on wall street and are considering growing a beard, an article in "the new york times" says that while beards are in fashion right now, that is not the case in the finance industry. i guess it's okay in fashion, it's okay in design. a lot of different areas if you're a helpster but in the fashion world, gentleman, the argument goes it looks like you have something to hide. >> you could
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 9:00am PST
, not just a job. >> reporter: and allem, there are no new tax hikes or spending cuts on the horizon as a part of these budget battles. no major ones at least. so economists say that will also bodes well for the recovery. alex. >> kristin it, quick question about the president's schedule next hour. what is this, a saban forum he's going to be attending that and speaking? >> that's right. that is sponsored by the brookings institution. he's going to be speakinging there a forum on middle east policy. white house officials say it's up to the moderators to set the tone. i can tell you that the title of the forum this afternoon, alex, is power shifts, u.s.-israeli relations in dynamic middle east. the backdrop to this forum, the recent deal struck with iran to freeze iran's nuclear programs for six months in exchange for scaling back some of the sanctions, israel didn't like the deal. as you know, that created fresh tensions between the united states and israel. no guarantee that that will be discussed during the forum, but certainly one of the big issues in the backdrop. then of course,
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
that want them to collect sales taxes from you. and that means you're probably going to pay more. i'm talking about being taxed on your internet purchases. i'll put it more simply for you. cnn's business correspondent christine romans is in new york to tell us why that's more likely. >> internet shales taxes, carol. supreme court decided it would not hear a case. it was probably the last cyber monday without sales tax for millions. states want tax revenue. online retailers want tax-free shopping. brick and mortar shops want online retailers to have the same taxes. uncollected sales tax, so the states want to find ways to get that tax revenue from web retailers. the sproem court decided not to get involved in appeals from amazon and overstock.com. the court let stand a ruling from a new york court requiring that internet retailers collect sale taxes even if they have no physical present in the state. this effectively ends, carol, ends tax-free shopping online for people and gets other states thinking about how they can bring in more taxes, too, carol. >> christine, thanks. >>> seattl
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
insurance at a reasonable cost through choice and competition on this marketplace and tax credits that you may be eligible for that can save you hundreds of dollars in premium costs month potentially. to -- now that we are getting the technology fixed ande need you to go back take a look at what is actually going on. it can make a difference in your lives and the lives of your families. the president yesterday as onlaunches the second act healthcare.gov, encouraging people to go to the website and try again. the washington times this -- the president leader and chief on obamacare. -- salesman -- cheerleader in chief for obamacare. democrats and the president are expected to have a coordinated effort in pushing healthcare.gov. --e is a congressman's tweet what do you think about the rollout of healthcare.gov enter the president fire somebody? betty in albuquerque, new mexico. democrat. thank you for accepting my call. this particular congress that we now -- i believe the th -- hasnd 12 -- 112 title of the greatest do-nothing congress in the history of the united states. they have been held
Bloomberg
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
will it be coming? quantitive easing. structural forms. is a consumption tax. it has been given. >> very big right now in terms of what these reforms are going to be. >> that is the question. you can see abenomics continue in rallying the troops. not everybody thinks the momentum is continuing. >> they used to advise. george soros and here he is. may be the fiscal conditions become sound. our life will be terrible. there is no exit. that is borrowing words again. he wants to end deflation. it is extreme. we were told deflation. >> how viable is that? anit is going to have to see extension. if you talk about the wages, it is probably the most important component they need to get on board. it is going to be really hard convincing the rest of the corporations that they should consider the projections. there's a economics theory of what inflation will produce. deflation is ending. biggest rise in winter bonuses. that is a big boost. these will start flowing to japanese consumers who absolutely are dependent. >> they're trying to wire this before the tax comes in. >> the fourth quarter is always usuall
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
people are going to react? >> people will say, what did i do to deserve this after all you pay your taxes, work for a living. you've been forced to change your doctor. you've been forced to pay more for inwhich you may or may not need but the second sticker shock which is as you point out, heather, deductibles. the study was done by health pockket incorporated which studies this kind of thing. the federal exchanges, they found out the bronze plan has an average deductible for individuals of $5081. let's point out that is money you've got to shell out from your own pocket before insurance coverage kicks in. $5081 for the bronze plan. i don't think that is affordable to a lot of people, heather. >> i thought it was interesting, they were taking a look at say one woman having a baby. if you look at these numbers, it's not covered. they pay all of it out-of-pocket, is that right? >> that's correct. the average cost of having a baby in some states, the states studied was over $6,000. if your deductible is $5081 and more for a family, your birth is not covered. this may result in some, not in t
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
, far and away. they're worrying about the andal year and higher taxes fewer opportunities for jobs or wage increases. the issue of disposable income and households daily challenged by the current circumstances. i had to leave you on something that is not very optimistic, but in looking toward the future, the near future, in terms of where we are, how confident are you that the congress and presidents ability to avoid a shutdown for the deadline, 70% of americans are not confident and that cuts across all political party identification and all demographic groups. they have very little confidence that they will make progress going forward on this. that has an impact not only on political attitudes but also consumer behavior. with that, we're going to show you a couple of vignettes to bring to life some of these numbers. thank you. [applause] ♪ >> i would consider myself to be middle class. we have a mortgage and we have a car payment, but we are able to pay everything off. i from poor to excellent would rate our family situation as good. >> dimeric, i just had a baby. there is a lo
Bloomberg
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
of startup businesses. regarding the effective corporate tax rates starting next fiscal year, we have decided to reduce by 2.4%. we will be moving forward with reviews and studies as to how corporate tax should be in order for cap -- japanese companies to stay competitive. there is no end to abenomics. the cabinet will approve the related policies on the growth strategy. we will announce the timing of their execution and administer these policies. >> there is a growing number of criticisms saying that abenomics is running out of steam after .oday by state a showed growth james, why was growth revised down? what is the readthrough for this when it comes to the prime minister's policies? growth was much slower than we expected. it was 1.1% annualized which is lower than the estimate and much lower than the 3.6% we saw last quarter. the two main factors here causing the slowdown were business investment which has stalled and companies drawing down inventories. are going to pick up this quarter and in the next quarter, going until april when the sales tax rises because people are going to be out
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
get through the site smoothly. have financial information including tax returns in hand. if you created an account in october, scrap it. start a new one. and if you think yao signed up but haven't heard directly from the insurance company in a week, you have to call them yourself. tip number two is what got pam through the plan in florida, back in october, pam tried multiple times but gave up. today after creating a third new account, success. >> i was surprised about how easy it was. as i said it only took about ten to 15 minutes for the whole enrollment process. >> reporter: while pam's confident she has insurance since she paid her first premium via credit card, some insurance companies believe they are getting inaccurate or incomplete information from the government about the new enrollees. >> they are concerned that they are not getting the information and that they can get insured by january 1st. >> reporter: so while the website is working better, there was some bad news for the white house today. a new report from the treasury inspector general's office, brian, warns tha
LINKTV
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
of the consumption tax hike next april. workers at many factories say they are receiving more orders. we also got news on the index for the business outlook. it rose 0.3 points to 54.8. that makes for the third safe monthly rise. this reflects optimistic views for the year end shopping season. the cabinet office also upgraded its economic assessment. it previously said the economy is recovering steady. many respondents do expect demand to rise ahead of the consumption tax hike but some people are already voicing concern consumption could fall after that. >>> on to the markets now, investors around the world encouraged by chinese trade data. they believe export numbers showed a pickup and the upward momentum is somewhat overshadowed of the fed may scale down its asset buying program. london down, frankfurt a gain of .1 of a percent. in asia, markets advance for the most part. tokyo's nikkei saw a 2.3% gain. that's the biggest daily advance since early september. a weaker yen boosted a wide range of shares today. also news about political happenings helped mumbai and bangkok shares. pro business pa
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
successful. there is corporate tax reform -- >> the problem is when you say tax reform you mean cutting taxes for the wealthy. >> no reforming the tax code to incentivize businesses to hire. >> but again, i would say you have a lot of blockaids in your own party. >> i want to get your take. on the former vice president dick cheney speaking out about the feud between his daughters. listen to this. >> we were surprised when there was an attack launched against liz on facebook. and we wished it had not happened. it was always dealt with in the family and we wish it was. >> it was launched against liz by her sister and her wife. >> this is a little godfatherish. we want to keep this in the family, but the irony here for dick cheney is that he is to the left of his own daughter who is running for the senate in the state of wyoming on the issue of gay marriage. he said that he believes in personal freedom and that he believes it's an issue that should be left up to the states and she has said i'm opposed to gay marriage. so he is more libertarian than he is. >> the family fuse within the family, an
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
by some now is not the time to raise taxes, yet the house budget cannot produce spending bills from the appropriations committee that can actually pass on the house floor. in some cases, they appear to not even be able to pass from subcommittee. all the while we're looking at a sea of unmet needs and face a floundering economy. there is one area that can help break the logjam, not solve all our problems, certainly, but help us significantly along the way. congress should address the critical needs of our nation's infrastructure deficit. roads, bridges, transit systems are all increasingly at risk. we are facing an inadequate state of repair, construction of new facilities are on hold and we are losing ground in meeting our own needs, let alone the challenges of global competition. yet, this challenge is an opportunity for some potential progress. we know what to do to meet this challenge. we can write a new transportation bill that will meet today's needs. it just needs more money. there is a vast coalition that supports additional resources for infrastructure. the so-called special
FOX
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
and bridges while putting thousands of people together, but it involves doubling the gas tax. the congressman says the money raised would do more than just fix our crumbling roads and bridges. >> it has the added benefit of being the fastest way to put hundreds of thousands of people to work. >> the plan is expected to face stiff opposition from republicans. congress has not raised the federal gas tax in 20 years. congressman plans on introducing this bill to raise the federal gas tax tomorrow. >>> the house of representativested to overwhelmingly approved a 01 year extension to the ban of plastic -- 10 year extension on the ban for plastic weapons. some want to widen the ban to include weapons produced by 3d printers. the bill was first enacted in 1988 and reauthorized twice since then. it was due to expire december 9th. no word on when the senate will schedule a vote on that bill. >>> who could use stress relief when flying during the holidayest. ed to san francisco international airport is reviewing a program to help travelers relax in a way you might not expect. >> anybody want to pet the
Bloomberg
Dec 8, 2013 1:30pm EST
. if they are going punt on entitlements and taxes, which they're going to do, they will not do it next year either, are they? >> i am starting to believe that none of that can happen meaning structural changes to entitlements until we have another big election or some kind of big economic shock that forces these lawmakers to come together. the house is a big part of the problem but the senate is becoming a big part of the problem as well. this goes back to politics and the fact that individual lawmakers, republicans specifically are so concerned about challenges from the right instead of having a democrat challenge them that they are not going to cut a deal that makes them look like they are not conservative. >> they only have about a week left, will anything they will get done? >> there are things they have to get done. this year, we have unemployment insurance expiring for 1.3 million americans. there is a farm bill that is expiring. you can see shocks in the dairy market. there is also other housekeeping things. we will confirm another fed governor. there's a lot that needs to be addressed. >>
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:05pm EST
sent that to crooks, refunds for your taxes. when i say the crooks, 585 checks were sent to one address in singapore. [laughter] they sent over 850 checks to one address in lithuania and on one level we have to ask ourselves how we ended up with a government that is so mindless and incompetent that it could do this. if you had to choose this or spending it at the national institute of health and research, i would argue that it would probably be dramatically better. i know that this is a bold and outside of the box, unfair thing. what drives me crazy is that to the best of my knowledge there is no serious effort to think any of us through. i am writing a paper and here is the difference. the oversight hearings by when a group of congressmen get congressmen get together and they pontificate for the opening hour that this is is really bad, i can't believe how bad does. and i'm really embarrassed that this is so bad. and the bureaucrats come in and they all say, well, this is really not quite so bad, but it is pretty bad. and we feel really bad about how bad it is. and we want you to know t
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
the globetrotter's theme song ] >>> and tax your christmas tree. we're not kidding all r. all the appalls details. stay tuned. >>> and the family of a fallen veteran shocked to see his picture pop up on dating websites. how does that happen and can they fight back? our legal team is next. >>> welc. some quick headlines. a man trying to transport a 50-ton war machine loses control, not once, but twice. oregon state police say the vintage tank somehow slipped out of gear and rolled down a hill. don't you hate when that happens? when the driver tried to tow that machine it started rolling again. he was cited for reckless driving and criminal mischief. >>> google mail, known as gmail, letting you unsend messages but you have to be fast. theail feature you activate in the settings menu gives users a 30 second window to stop that message from sending. every time you send a message it pops up with a box with the message to undo. hanna? >> thank you. the family of this fallen soldier is furious. why? because somebody took staff sergeant matthew pachino's pictures off his memorial website and used them to
FOX Business
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm EST
court is refusing to hear appeals from two major online retailers against new york state's sales tax law. amazon and overstock.com challenged the law requiring collection of the taxes in states where they have no physical presence. states reportedly lose $23 billion a year in uncollected sales taxes from online retailers. >>> u.s. manufacturing grew last month at the fastest pace since april of 2011. that is according to the ism index. manufacturing rose in november to 57.3. that is up from 56.4. that is the reading for october. and highest reading in 2 1/2 years just clocked in. >>> dow chemical is weighing options to sell most of its chlorine operations its oldest business as part after plan to sell assets worth 3 to $4 billion. dow is moving away from chemical production, to focus on electronics, packaging and agriculture. that is the latest from "fox biz." adam: bill ackman may be disengaging from the media but is he actually going away? charlie gasparino joins us looking like spock from the alternate universe in that episode from "star trek" with the pointy ears. what is with the be
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
should soul be careful of. now joining the ttp and what should be taxed at twelve mm the timing of the time. p p p p souls willingness to going ppp is somewhat precarious. korea will need two weeks. negotiation of a circle for by the end of this year. which means that khairy you would not be at the bargaining table to determine the terms of that agreement. continue to move very carefully and we have to hold judgment on this weeks until the agreement comes out cd with the terms of those agreements are and what the impact a week before the korean economy. even after the agreement is madeon process. and we know from experience that that's another huge hurdle. a long way to go. i thank you very much dr cam for joining us to an end in sight and i think each. the stair well. the ice in under an hour in her first petition since returning from injury. she's expected to show off some new moves stephen kaye joins us with a preview. hey guys the figure skating queen is getting ready to make her season debut at the golden state of the great intro it's up for sale until her initial progress.
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 6:30pm EST
more about tax advantage tax savings plan. ♪ >>> they came out of the gate last week and led the giants 14-0 in the first half. welcome to "redskins showtime" i'm chick hernandez. after a season-long drought in the first quarter the
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
jobs are fine. the way to get it working again is to lower taxes. increase domestic energy production and that policy could really be revamped. it's really a shame. workers are poised to create a lot of new jobs. they have the capital to do so. the number one reason they're not doing it is because of the obama care mess. they'll have a wait and see attitude, see if they'll add workers full time or hire new workers and actually quite the opposite, laying people off and keeping them below full time until this obama care problem is solved. >> i'm going to give you a moment to respond there. let me jump in there. where rick leaves off. of course we know a steady climb in employment is better than being stagnant. apart from what rick is considering obama care as a blocker, what would you say are some of the blockers that are preventing more robust job growth to the point where we have that happy days are here feeling that permeates the air? >> i don't think obama care is the thing that is doing it because frankly i think most larger groups, corporations actually provide health care. i thin
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am PST
concerns about a new health insurance tax. it's going to be taxing health insurance because that does the opposite of what we're trying to accomplish of making coverage more affordable and getting people into the system. >> robert, thank you so much for being with us. >> thank you very much. >> and tomorrow an msnbc exclusive. president obama and chris matthews. chris will interview the president for a special edition of the "hardball" college tour from american university. tune in thursday night at 7:00 and 11:00 eastern here on msnbc. >>> and was he asleep at the wheel? william rockefeller, who was at the controllers of the train that crashed in new york sunday, has told police he, quote, zoned out. he indicated to co-workers he may have nodded off before the train sped into a dangerous curve at 82 miles an hour, nearly three times the speed limit. >> that momentary lapse, he was not able to catch in time. by the time he did and he put the controller -- took the power off and went to emergency, it was too late. >> four people were killed, more than 60 injured. the ntsb has interview
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am EST
in developing countries and cut red removing the need for many taxes and bribes. the w.t.o. is trying to remove all subsidies. the deal means that some developing countries can keep them in they are needed to feed the poor. the results are yet to be seen. india is happy it can keep its subsidy. >> i view this as a victory for the farmers of india, for the farmers, for subsistence farmers of the entire developing country. there has also been a coalition of developing countries that along with its partners, with withstood all pressures. demonstrated solidarity and achieve this. >> the background to this our nt from jakarta. >> a moment of victory after the establishment of the w.t.o., they have managed to make a worldwide trade deal, a deal with trade facilitation, removing barriers and customs regulations. it will bring $1 trillion to the global market. negotiations were tough and it took them four days to seal the deal. there was a huge debate about india who want to keep subsidies in place for the poor farmers because we need to be able to feed the poor people. after a long debate with the uni
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 4:30am PST
they just increased taxes. >> retailers expect a big day as shoppers are in search of deals on cyber monday the single biggest shopping day of the year for onlive retailers. consumers spent $1.5 billion online last year which is expected to climb higher this year. experts say the best deals can be found today on smartphones, gaming consoles, clothing and shoes and if you are wondering why nothing is getting done at work today, 90 percent of working americans plan to shop for gifts online while her to at work today. 90 percent. people who deny this, have to understand that 90 percent are doing it. 10 percent are lying, right? >> that is right. >> i will take your word for hit. >> good morning, everyone, we have heavy fog along the coast and it is coming into san francisco down the peninsula, as well, and we had a report of someone driving across the golden gate bridge and they pass the tunnel headed in the northbound direction not existent. we have 1.25 mile visibility at half moon bay and 1.75 mile visibility in santa rosa. ten miles for the prosecute of the bay area. the cold front is comi
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
, the prize split three ways, each winner took home 300 million after taxes, not to complain about that. one prize was actually never claimed. a single winner in tuesday's drawing would take home $184 million in cash. >>> coming up next, we continued to track the severe weather all around the country where snow and ice are causing problems for drivers and property owners. we'll be right back. i minut . >>> the winter blast we're feeling here in the bay area is also being felt across this country, oregon is digging out from heavy snow, and in texas, temperatures during the week gave way to freezing temperatures and closing schools, cancelling more than a thousand flights. today's marathon in memphis, tennessee was also cancelled. road crews across much of the country are bracing for a very busy weekend. it is a mess out there. and here in california, check out the time lapse video showing the snow that built up overnight. they reported seeing 18 inches of snow by this morning. meteorologist anthony slaughter is keeping track of all of this. it is cold out there. >> being from boston, of cours
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am EST
of the tax and the former prime minister convicted of abusing his power. >> reporter: they were here occupying government house for three months and the prime minister at the time they were trying to force out was the brother in law of the leader and at the moment the protesters are staying outside the fences and the buildings are gathered by security forces. soldiers are symbolically standing in the background for now but this is a country that is seeing a lot of army interventions and politics, something that would be welcomed again by protesters who want an appointed leader to run the country but the goals are unclear and this was to be their final day it seems they are settling in for another long fight, wayne in bangkok. >> reporter: we are live from government house and scott antigovernment leaders urging followers to stand their ground, parliament has been desolved and early elections called and what more do they want? >> yeah, that is really what the protest leader has asked them to spend the night here to stand their ground and they will be staying on this ground overnight.
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
prominent taxes were slashed for the wealthiest while investments, things that made us all richer like schools and infrastructure, were allowed to wither. and for certain period of time time we could ignore this weakening economic foundation in part because more families were relying on two earners as women enter the workforce. we took on more debt financed by a juiced up housing market but when the music stopped and the crisis hit, millions of families were stripped of whatever cushion they had left. and the result is an economy that has become her family on equal and families that are more insecure. i will just give you a few statistics. since 1979 when i graduated from high school, our productivity was up to more than 90%. but the income of the typical family has increased by less than 8%. since 1979 our economy has more than doubled in size but most of that growth has been flowing to a fortunate few. the top 10% no longer takes in one third of our income. it now takes half whereas in the past the average ceo made about 20 to 30 times the income of the average worker, today's ceos n
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 7:30am PST
of the cost of an employee from your tax return ought to be the way you do it not therefore pay them -- pay them wages and therefore not give them application for food stamps. >> this is not going to work next year. it's not going to work. legislature raised minimum wage in california. >> that's california. >> yes. >> but the rest of the nation, the numbers are atrocious. even barack obama, president of the united states, has said it should be at least $10 over whatever period of time he is talking about. so something is going to happen on this issue. now that the reits are looking respectable on the issue, it could happen. >> i am skeptical for voters that a battle measure in california will go for raising minimum wage when it was just raised by legislature. they'll say why should we do this? we just did this? >> i think you are wrong. i believe that any time you become enviewed with the idea that you are going to reduce the cost to government and you can prove that by doing something of this nature the small business people will be probably the only ones that will be lining up. you aren't
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
negotiations are about. some include assets and raising fees and not taxes. in addition, negotiators want to relieve cuts in military problems by finding savings elsewhere. the deal could be announced as early as this week or early next week. keep in mind they are not back until monday and congress leaves for the holidays next friday. that of loose a few days to get a deal through both houses. so far both sides are noncommittal about the chances that it gets done. the speaker said that the speaker knows ryan is committed to finding common ground and hopes democrats will work to find a smarter way to cut washington spending. on wednesday, congressman jim clyburn and a member of the budget conference said that nothing is set in stone. >> that's the problem we get with these things. you agree to something and you look around and the goal post gets moved. we on a democratic side are not going to agree to anything. until everything is agreed to. >> joining me now, the chair and new york congressman israel. thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you for having me on, luke. >> off the bat,
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
be passed next week. and also, alex, there are no big tax cuts or spending hikes that are -- spending cuts or tax hikes on the more vie zone. that speaks to the fact that even though you still have democrats, republicans duking it out this, latest budget battle might not threaten what seems to be a recovery that is picking up speed. alex? >> okay. kristen welker, thank you for that. here's our question for you. in light of the improved jobs picture, do you sense the economy has improved. >>> snow sleet, and ice, millions of americans bracing for icy conditions as the storm moves east. it is being blamed for at least 10 deaths. icy conditions are making drive perilous. >> my car was kind of weaving back and forth just because it was so slick. >> and it's scary too. in cincinnati, a bus hit several parked cars while the driver tried to manage the icy roads. in kentucky, they were so slick a salt truck overturned after a driver said his tires went off the side of the road. >>> in dallas, heavy snow and ice caused two marinas to collapse. it has canceled two marathons, one in dallas and anothe
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
decline. the gas tax has not been increased since the clinton administration 20 years ago. the future prospects are even worse. demands are increasing and deferred maintenance takes its toll while we watch the bottom fall out of the highway trust fund. we've seen a slowdown in revenue due to the near collapse of the economy, a shift in driving patterns while people, especially young people, drive less and improved fuel efficiency. it's scheduled to improve -- further reduce gascon sumpings dramatically with -- reduce gas consumption dramatically with plug in hybrid vehicles. it's time for congress to act. we've seen our partners at the state level increase transportation level in 13 states, but they need congress to act to maintain that partnership. there's a large coalition that stands ready to support congress. the u.s. chamber, the national afl-cio, building trades, trucking industry, numerous associations of small and medium-sized businesses, local chambers of commerce, local government, professional organizations, bicyclists,. the coalition is broad and persuasive, requesting con
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
, you need to buy rape insurance. >> we believe that abortion is not health care and that tax dollars should not be going to pay to subsidize abortions. >> the people are dumbfounded that this is even before it at this point. >> some are calling it rape insurance. michigan may ban abortion coverage even in cases of rape and incest. >>> also the jobless rate falls to a five-year low. why some say now is the time to find a new job in this country. we'll talk about it on the other side of this break. this is msnbc. [ male announcer ] here's a question for you: if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer is... 3 million homes. by 2030, investments in energy efficiency could help americans save $300 billion each year. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. life with crohn's disease ois a daily game of "what if's". what if my abdominal pain and cramps come back? what if the plane gets delayed? what if i can't hide my symptoms? what if? but what if the most important que
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 8:45am EST
every morning. .. these are in refunds. this is the refund for your taxes. when i say crux, they send 585 checks to one address in singapore. they said over 850 checks to one address in lithuania. now, at one level you have to ask yourself, how you ended up with a government so mindless and so incompetent that it could do this. $4 billion is an big money, but if you had to choose between giving it away to crooks or spending it at the national institutes of health on research, i would argue it would probably be dramatically better to spend on research. i know this is a bold outside the box, unfair, you know -- what drives me crazy about congress is businesses effort to think this stuff through. and i'm writing a paper right now where i'm going to call foresight hearings. is the difference. oversight hearings are when a group of can't think it together and they pontificate for the opening our this is really bad i can't believe how bad this is, and i'm really embarrassed that this is a better than the bureaucrats come in and they all say, well, this is not quite as bad as it seems that i
KRON
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
showdown. >> a tax break that's set to expire at the end of the year could mean bigger bills for some struggling homeowners. the tax break was passed in 2007 - and helps homeowners get some debts forgiven. it kicks in when their debt outweighs the value of their homes. experts say a return of the tax could hurt the recovering housing market. >> coming up on the kron of 4 nils. the caltran holiday train is coming. still ahead, how to find out when it will roll through near you. >> they sure to tune in to the new is at 8:00 p.m.. i >> they sure to tune in to the new is at 8:00 p.m.. i will have the tech report. xñ i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month fo
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 8:00am PST
reduce the debt, doesn't close corporate tax loop holholes or fully repl sequester cuts. rob portman believes a deal will come soon. while not trying to rock the boat. >> the key is that we not have another government shutdown, that we do keep the spending caps in place. that we don't raise taxes at a time when the economy is still weak and i think we can accomplish that the next couple of days. >> congressman chris van hollen says he puts the chances of a deal at 50-50 and that any cuts to federal employees' pensions would be a deal breaker, at least for him. >> you cannot be asking federal employees to bear the share of the burden that they're asking for here as part of an agreement when you're not asking, for example, agribusinesses that get huge taxpayer subsidies to have a contribution. >> of course he has a slew of federal employees in his district. joining me now dnc congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz of florida. thanks for being here. now, the "washington post" quotes the head of a bipartisan think tank that this could be declared a victory is an indicator of how low the
PBS
Dec 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
complain that we live off their tax money says on to that they would give this work week and earn our own money. in the vicinity apple was assisted chimes in on the texting for lazy but that's not true. we would like to work now. the vet the apartment is not just small it's also expensive. on drew's sister wants to move but she says their chances of finding a new place are slim because of their name their appearance and their accent. oh well. this apartment belongs to another room these profiting from their desperation. meaning that the owner's sister shows us the bathroom. it's the only place we can store anything she sets out that way. they are eleven the washing machine is also broken. that's all the family needs. yet unknown bring your mommy you know. this is the school nearest to the roman neighborhood. here are used to go here. it's a special school principal martinez said hello but has worked here for over twenty years. the evidence of an above average number of roma children and appeared because the school was so close to their homes. because of the schools don't consider the disa
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 4:30am PST
not have another government shutdown, that we keep the spending caps in place, we don't raise taxes at a time when the economy is still weak. >> they have to agree on a defense spending bill and the farm bill which includes cuts to food stamp benefits. the timeline is get this done, just got shorter as some are traveling to nelson mandela's funeral this weekend. >> just when you thought the coined shopping days were behind us turns out today is green monday. that term was coined by silicon valley based ebay back in 2007, after the company saw a big increase in online shopping the second week of december which is where we are now. last year online shoppers spent more than a billion dollars on green monday and they could break that this year. analysts predict another round of discounts raging from 30% to 50%. this morning several bay area based tech giants like apple, google and facebook call on president obama and congress to overhaul surveillance laws. we turn to mary thompson live at cnbc world headquarters. good morning. >> good morning to you. we're taking a look at the futures,
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 12:00am PST
revenue sharing. >> meaning the state would take the taxes collected from all over the state and it would go back out -- >> yeah, parse it out. one was because of the detroit losing population. most of it, $44 million, what was a state la that went into effect in 2012 just before the city ran out of cash. >> they pass a bill that takes $47 million out of the ledger of detroit, and detroit files for bankruptcy. >> then the emergency manager appointed by the governor, who is virtually a dictator, did the bankruptcy filing. it was the governor's agent. >> the judge said there is not enough evidence to say the fix was in, what was your opinion of -- when people look at detroit, they say classic story of big government gone awry. too many employees and pensions, why did detroit go bankrupt? >> the numbers just don't depict that. we took a good look at the numbers, the great reception drove unemployment up to 30%. it was a devastating event. since the great depression, they cut their budget by 38%. >> so they are spending 38% less? >> yes. the number of employees per capita in detroit, there is
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
and medicare. they're going to get savings better known as cuts. a that budget also included tax cut that was paid for with an asterisk, meaning the ways and means committee and appropriations committee would have to figure out how to fill the $5.7 trillion hole. arithmetic requires you to recognize you can only fill the hole by either raising taxes or additional cuts. now we know that republicans are opposed to tax increases and the only real big ticket item left that could come anywhere close to filling that hole would be social security and medicare. the only thing on the table left to pay for that the c.b.c. budget does not include an ast risk or other budget gimmicks. our budget outlines a concrete plan that makes tough choices and presents credible options to achieve our budget reduction targets. the c.b.c. budget calls for revenue enhancements totaling $2.7 trillion over the next decade. our budget outline house the house ways and means committee and the senate finance committee can reach this number by highlighting several revenue options totaling $4.2 trillion that could be
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
to be expensive. it's going to be taxed. >> it sounds like we're talking politics. people are becoming more accepting of marijuana in this country. so goes colorado so goes the rest of the country. >> i didn't expect what i saw in colorado. >> what are we looking at? if this becomes a billion dollars industry, how are we going to buy our pot? >> they are calling this the dot com rush. this is where it's going to vaporized opiniopens where they the tobacco or the weed itself. we talked to one company that grew 1600% last year. >> if you want the old traditional bong, water pipe, excuse me. i don't know if you can say bong. >> it's available, in p new yin york you can't say the word. but colorado you can't swing a cat without hitting -- >> you can have it in ingestible form. >> things that like like dingdongs and twinkies. sodas are coming. you could have a sip of this and, you know, have a nice afternoon for, it is amazing how many different products. >> even oil, butters. >> creams for every sort of, a lot of these folks want to get very serious about it as well and study the effects of it
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
. the 6-month open enrolment began on october the 1st. people that do not buy insurance are subject to tax penalties. >> violent protests intensify in ukraine's capital. it began last week to support a trade agreement. protesters are demanding the ukrainian president step down. [ chants ] >> the pro-europe protesters used sheer force of numbers to break their way back into independence square in defines of a court order, banning demonstrations in the area. there are calls for the resignation of viktor yanukovych, they are growing stronger after his decision not to sign up to a free trade pact with the european union, buckling to pressure fro moscow. >> he said he would do everything he could. it failed to apiece the protesters. >> translation: people came out to say no to the government. this government is illegal. this government does not respect human dignity or the people of ukraine. >> translation: what happened here is a revolution. i was here that night. i heard the screams. it sounded like the oppressors are were killing the people. i will stay here until the end. >> so the pro-euro
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
billion a year. and governments should dramatically increase the tax on tobacco. >> i think the first step is agree on the goal, making the commitment, having that commitment be widely shared, generating the political commitment above all within countries to commitment the necessary resources to the necessary health interventions. >> nevertheless do you think in the current economic environment, when you talk about $60 billion being injected into health care systems a year to reach these goals, a lot of people are going to be thinking how are cash-strapped countries going to find that money? >> what we show is that the total gain in gdp, the extra gdp, not the gdp they have now, the extra gdp they have per year represents a figure of close to $10 trillion per year. and what we're talking about is the allocation of not half of it, not a tenth of it. but well under 1% of it. two this global conversion agenda that saves 10 million lives. >>> to ask you about the risk of overburn denning health systems, of course it would be an incredible achievement, but i'm just wondering about the knock-on
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